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"Doctor Who" Xmas Hints, "Vatican" Passed

By Garth Franklin Thursday December 12th 2013 05:58PM

Ahead of the "Doctor Who" Christmas Special, a couple of new tidbits about the final Matt Smith adventure are out. Amongst the points garnered: There’s a 'fair bit' of nudity, we'll likely find out why they are called 'The Silence', and elements from every series of Matt’s Doctor will come to a head.

Asked about Smith's final words, show runner Steven Moffat says: "I didn’t think I would go that way, but a couple of months before I wrote it I did say to Mark (Gatiss) that I thought I knew what his last moment would be. And indeed his last line. But if it didn’t fit the scene I wouldn’t crowbar it in. I’ve had the vague storyline in place for a long while."

Meanwhile, Showtime has formally made the decision to not proceed with its high profile drama "The Vatican". Ridley Scott directed the pilot for the show which was labelled a "provocative contemporary genre thriller set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church."

Sources: BBC and Deadline

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